SUSTAINABILITY PROPOSAL OUTDOOR RECYCLING BINS SUBMITTED BY: KARA ANDRES BRYCE SHIELDS SUBMITTED ON: 3/9/12 I. Identification of Sponsors a. Project Sponsors (insert project sponsors and contact information below) 1. Kara Andres 1011 E. Elm St. Springfield, MO 65807 (636) 352-5427 Kara223@live.missouristate.edu 2. Bryce Shields 1043 East Cherry Street Springfield, MO 65807 (816) 383-3867 Bryce929@live.missouristate.edu b. Faculty/Staff advisor 1. Jeffrey Brown Sustainability Coordinator, Environmental Management 901 S National Ave Springfield, MO 65897 (417) 836-3108 JBrown@MissouriState.edu c. Project Manager 1. II. Kara Andres Description of Proposed Project a. General Description of Proposal: This is a proposal for the installation of 20 outdoor recycling bins on campus. Currently, there are no recycling bins outdoors on the MSU campus, and we believe students should have the option to recycle when they are walking to and from classes. Students for a Sustainable Future occasionally ‘dumpster dives’ in the outdoor trashcans, and often collects an abundance of cans and bottles that could have been recycled. This demonstrates the need for outdoor recycling bins. b. Proposal Details: The type of bins we will purchase are from Wausau Tile. Product information: Item Number: TF1030 With spring-loaded, self-closing door lid. Retainer ring, security cable, and leveling bolts standard. Size: 25" x 25" x 47" Unit Weight: 615 lbs Unit Capacity: 53 gallon capacity, 45 gallon w/optional liner These outdoor recycling bins will be similar in appearance to the trash cans we currently have on campus. The only differences will be that the recycling bins will be square in shape, have a green lid with the words ‘Bottles and Cans’, and large recycling signs on the sides (this picture does not include the green lid or the recycling labels). In addition, the color of the bin will be changed to match the existing trash cans. There will be some extra work in picking up the recycling from these bins. However, Jeff Brown has indicated that the additional bins would not put stress on him and his workers and that he should be able to handle them with ease (especially with the addition of his new vehicle!). c. Proposed location for the object of the proposal: There are 20 locations where the bins will be placed. We have also attached a campus map indicating the placement of the bins. Exact placement will depend on where the current trash bins are located (the recycling bins should be placed directly adjacent to trash cans). When we mapped out the areas where the bins should be placed, we made sure that there was a trash can in the area. 1. Bear Park North (Bear Line stop) 2. Area in front of the Garst dining center 3. Corner of JQH and Harrison St. (along the sidewalk) 4. Front doors of JQH arena 5. Alley btw JQH arena and Hammons student center 6. SE corner of lot 25 – needs concrete pad 7. SE corner of athletic field (near Glass) 8. Sidewalk S of Glass 9. Same area as above, but on parallel sidewalk 10. Bear Park South (Bear Line stop) 11. Front entrance of Library 12. SW corner of McDonald arena (on sidewalk) 13. Patio area between Plaster Sports Complex and Temple 14. Carrington circle Bear Line stop 15. Sidewalk between Power House and Plaster Sports Complex entrance 16. Patio in front of Craig 17. Entrance of Cheek (next to Siceluff) 18. S patio of PSU 19. N PSU (Bear Line stop) 20. W side of Bookstore (near ATM) d. Alternative Uses: There will not be any alternative uses for the receptacles. e. Drawbacks: Even though the bins will be strategically placed, we will not be able to place a recycling bin next to every trash can. This may result in students throwing away recyclables if the outdoor bins are not close to them. However, this is just a trial run, and we will be able to increase the amount of recycling bins in coming years according to student need. f. Necessary modifications to existing structures: We will need to place a cement block on the ground as a foundation in any areas where the bins will not be standing on existing concrete. As of now, the only bin that will be need the cement block is the bin located on lot 25 (#6 in above list). We will purchase the cement block from Rite-Way Concrete. III. Estimated Cost of the Project a. Provisions of Alternatives in Order of Preference: There are many other options for cheaper outdoor recycling bins. However, these bins do not match the outdoor trash cans we have and will not be as durable, meaning they will have to be replaced more often. b. Provisions of Complete Cost Breakdowns Bins: $426.00 each x 20 = $8,520 Labels and decals: $25 each x 20 = $500 Cement blocks: $57 - $85 each x 1 = (we will estimate for more expensive option) $85 - 3'X3'X2" = $32, or 3'X3'X4" = $60 - Installation $25/ pad. Total: $9,105 10% cost overage: $910 Total Cost: $10,015 c. Provisions of any Ongoing Costs N/A IV. Estimated Completion Time of Project - Estimated Life of Project: The receptacles we have chosen are from the same company as the existing trash cans on campus. Some of these trash cans have been around for more than 20 years, proving the durability of the recycling receptacles we are purchasing. - Justification of Project: These receptacles will provide students with an environmentally friendly option to dispose of their cans and plastic. This will prevent these products from ending up in a landfill, where they would take hundreds of years to break down. V. University Support (if applicable) This project has support from Jeffrey Brown, who has worked extensively on this project with us throughout the semester. A letter of support from him is attached. Doug Sampson and John Clark have approved the type of bin we are proposing.